Family battles illegal immigrant ID t...

Family battles illegal immigrant ID theft all the way to Washington

There are 9 comments on the www.tennessean.com story from Aug 5, 2008, titled Family battles illegal immigrant ID theft all the way to Washington. In it, www.tennessean.com reports that:

KNOXVILLE - A couple battling an identity theft nightmare has taken their story all the way to Capitol Hill for a hearing on immigration.

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“Home In Georgia Now”

Since: Jul 07

The "City of Gold" in Georgia

#1 Aug 5, 2008
I am glad they did not settle the case for $1,000.00 Hang em high folks and let their bodies rot in the sun.
Gagirl56

Phenix City, AL

#2 Aug 5, 2008
Good news that Congressman Davis got behind them and the forum he used to bring Mrs Coster into, in order to testify, was brilliant!!! Finally some good news!!!

Since: Oct 07

Dallas, TX

#3 Aug 5, 2008
Congressman Davis' witness testifies on identity theft

Youtube testimony
Gagirl56

Phenix City, AL

#4 Aug 5, 2008
Betsy Ross wrote:
Congressman Davis' witness testifies on identity theft
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Gv6hzqvw0BcXX
Youtube testimony
Thank you, Betsy.

“Go Joe Go!”

Since: Jun 08

U S of A

#5 Aug 7, 2008
"So she filed identity theft charges with police, but the law does not prohibit using a false identity to get employment."!!!!!!!!!!

How can that even be remotely possible?! Is this another example of how the "hard-working" illegal pays in taxes and doesn't get them back at the end of the year and the Social Security they pay and cannot collect if they manage to maintain their "fugitive" status long enough to be eligible for it?

I don't buy the "fake" SS Number. How can an employer just ignore the notice they get when the number comes back as no-name assigned? They have to be using real numbers and, if so, how the Social Security Administration account for one Social Security Number, and more than one address and employer at one time? It doesn't make any sense.

Should the Costner's say thank you for contributing to my Social Security, which is probably less than the $8,000.00 in taxes they were LUCKY to get out from underneath and the legal bills they have had to rack up to accomplish it?
Mozart

United States

#6 Aug 7, 2008
Betsy Ross wrote:
Congressman Davis' witness testifies on identity theft
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Gv6hzqvw0BcXX
Youtube testimony
Thanks for the video Betsy.

The Knoxville News Sentinel printed a full scale front page story with pictures, of the Costner's plight several months ago. These folks have had a hard time just because of the greed of illegal aliens. It could happen to any of us. You can read it here:

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/Feb/03/name...

“Green card?”

Since: Jan 08

Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico

#7 Aug 8, 2008
Poor White Girl wrote:
"So she filed identity theft charges with police, but the law does not prohibit using a false identity to get employment."!!!!!!!!!!
How can that even be remotely possible?! Is this another example of how the "hard-working" illegal pays in taxes and doesn't get them back at the end of the year and the Social Security they pay and cannot collect if they manage to maintain their "fugitive" status long enough to be eligible for it?
I don't buy the "fake" SS Number. How can an employer just ignore the notice they get when the number comes back as no-name assigned? They have to be using real numbers and, if so, how the Social Security Administration account for one Social Security Number, and more than one address and employer at one time? It doesn't make any sense.
Should the Costner's say thank you for contributing to my Social Security, which is probably less than the $8,000.00 in taxes they were LUCKY to get out from underneath and the legal bills they have had to rack up to accomplish it?
The sad thing about this is all ss payments that do not match goes into a "General fund" and not to the person who's ss number that is.
sba131

United States

#8 Oct 13, 2012
Impressed when one American citizen blows the scams wde open.
El Cid

Austin, TX

#9 Oct 19, 2012
Good luck with that, my sister and brother in law have been fighting that fight for almost 2 years now. My two nephews, both under 10 years of age have some 300 or more jobs in 28 states, own 132 homes, 27 mobile homes/trailers, 452 assorted cars and pickups, inclusing on 18 wheeler, 26 assorted motorboats, have 4,278 credit cards with over a million in outstanding balances, about 1,500 assorted personal loans from banks and shady loan places, and the list keeps growing.
Police are doing what they can but the government overall is useless here.
Their numbers were sold at a Mexican flea market originally and resold over and over by others afterwards.
Last I heard almost all the employers of these illegals all denied knowing the social security numbers were false, despite numerous letters from Social Security over the years stating that.
It is simply a nightmare caused by these criminals.

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